Category: Canon Law

Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Canon Law

On the protection of minors and vulnerable persons

Law Protection of Minors Title: Law No. CCXCVII on the protection of minors and vulnerable persons Author: The Holy Father Pope Francis Publication: Holy See Press Office Date: 26MAR2019 The Holy Father Pope Francis – recalling the Basic Law of Vatican City State, of 26 November 2000; – recalling the Law on the Sources of Law No. LXXI,

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Correspondence from the Congregation for the Doctrine of mass of the entire Catholic Church, bishops and other Ordinaries and Eparchs interest REGARDING THE grave offenses to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the reserved

Ratzinger THE grave offenses Title: Correspondence from the Congregation for the Doctrine of mass of the entire Catholic Church, bishops and other Ordinaries and Eparchs interest REGARDING THE grave offenses to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the reserved Author: Joseph Card. Ratzinger and Tarcisio Bertone Publication: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Date: 18MAY2001 To fulfill the ecclesiastical law,

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Canon Law

The Code of Canon Law 1983

Code of Canon Law Title: The Code of Canon Law 1983 Author: Pope John Paul II Date: 25JAN1983 Table of Contents INTRODUCTION BOOK I. GENERAL NORMS TITLE I. ECCLESIASTICAL LAWS (Cann. 7 – 22) TITLE II. CUSTOM (Cann. 23 – 28) TITLE III. GENERAL DECREES AND INSTRUCTIONS (Cann. 29 – 34) TITLE IV. SINGULAR ADMINISTRATIVE

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Apostolic Letter

Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by The Supreme Pontiff Francis ” Vos estis lux mundi “

“Vos estis lux mundi” Title: Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by The Supreme Pontiff Francis ” Vos estis lux mundi “ Author: The Supreme Pontiff Francis Publisher: Holy See Press Office Date: 07MAY2019 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Mt 5:14). Our Lord Jesus Christ calls every believer to

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Contribution of H.E. Msgr. Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, and Professor Giuseppe Dalla Torre, former president of the Vatican City State Tribunal on the publication of the Rescript of the Holy Father Francis On the confidentiality of legal proceedings, 17.12.2019

Contribution Arrieta and Torre Title: Contribution of H.E. Msgr. Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, and Professor Giuseppe Dalla Torre, former president of the Vatican City State Tribunal on the publication of the Rescript of the Holy Father Francis On the confidentiality of legal proceedings, 17.12.2019 Author: Juan Ignacio Arrieta

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RESCRIPTUM EX AUDIENTIA SS.MI: Rescript of the Holy Father Francis to introduce some amendments to the “Normae de gravioribus delictis”, 17.12.2019

Normae de gravioribus delictis Title: RESCRIPTUM EX AUDIENTIA SS.MI: Rescript of the Holy Father Francis to introduce some amendments to the “Normae de gravioribus delictis”, 17.12.2019 Author: CARDINAL PIETRO PAROLIN, CARDINAL LUIS FRANCISCO LADARIA on behalf of His Holiness Pope Francis Publisher: Holy See Press Office Date: 17DEC2019 “You are the light of the world.

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Pope Francis Pontifical Secret
Canon Law

Pope Francis abolishes the pontifical secret for sexual misconduct cases involving clerics

Author: Gerard O’Connell Publication: America Magazine Date: 17DEC2019 In a decision of enormous importance, long called for by survivors of abuse and their advocates, Pope Francis has abolished the pontifical secret for sexual misconduct cases concerning clerics. The “pontifical secret” is not related to the seal of the confessional, which remains absolute (and inviolable) in

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Report of Dr Rodger Joseph Austin JCD STL in the Matter of John Andrew Ellis v His Eminence Cardinal George Pell & The Trustees of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney & ORS

Author: Dr Rodger Austin JCD STL Publication: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 05SEP2005 Author of this Report I, the undersigned, Rodger Joseph Austin, am the author of this Report. I was born on 13 August 1939. I am a canon or church lawyer. I obtained a degree in theology [STL]

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A Response to Dr Rodger Austin’s Report

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 24JAN2017 Dr Austin’s report of 28 November 2016 to the Royal Commission states that bishops and religious superiors have an obligation to report child sexual abuse to the civil authorities where the civil law requires it because of Church moral teaching

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